The Best Books To Read This Bank Holiday

The weather is heating up, so we’re dusting off our sandals and counting down the days left in the office until the four-day Easter holiday. Whether you’re off on a long weekend away, having a family get-together or planning to spend some downtime at home, all this extra free time is perfect for reading the best books of spring. Discover four titles we’re into at the moment, plus audio excerpts if you’re more of an audiobook kind of girl…

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

Looking for something gripping? Michelle Frances’ debut novel The Girlfriend is a chilling psychological thriller, based on the fall-out following an unforgivable lie. It looks at a potentially charged relationship between a girlfriend, boyfriend and his mother…

City of Friends by Joanna Trollope



For a relatable story on friendship, read City of Friends, which follows a group of four successful working women who have known each other since university. When one of them is made redundant, the group is tested on problems of modern life, careers and friendship…

Eat, Sweat, Play by Anna Kessel



Eat, Sweat, Play by sports journalist Anna Kessel is ideal if you’re using the extra long weekend to exercise. Part-manifesto, part how-to, it’s a brave and funny exploration of how sport is integral to every part of a modern woman’s life, touching on issues of body dysmorphia, periods and the gender pay gap.

Not Working by Lisa Owens



Planning to snuggle up in bed? Do it with a laugh and Not Working by Lisa Owens, the story of twenty-something Claire Flannery who quits her job to find her true purpose in life. But instead of spending her days off going to art galleries or reading up on current affairs, she ends up sitting in her pyjamas all day, entering competitions on the internet…